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Special Issue "Multifunctional Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2019).
Centre for Marine Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal
Interests: drug delivery; pulmonary delivery; inhalation; tools facilitating carrier evaluation in vitro; microencapsulation; nanoencapsulation
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Since the famous words of Paul Ehrlich about “magic bullets” in the beginning of the 20th century, considered by many as the beginning of the era of nanotechnology, nanomedicine appeared as a strong research field and evolved to provide us with unprecedented possibilities in therapeutics. Nanosized drug carriers, often referred to as nanosystems, or simply nanocarriers, have long been explored to facilitate the delivery of associated drugs to a specific desired location and several nanotechnology-based medicines are currently on the market. Nanocarriers can be used to simply protect drugs and improve their bioavailability. However, recent advances in materials science, and also in basic knowledge of pathophysiology, are strongly contributing to the development of more sophisticated systems. Simultaneously, particle engineering has become an enabling technology towards potentiating multifunctional abilities. In this context, nanocarriers may become stimuli-responsive, be endowed with targeting capacity, or provide simultaneous delivery of multiple drugs.
This Special Issue entitled “Multifunctional Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery” aims to provide an overview of recent research advances in nanocarriers that integrate diverse functionalities, thus achieving effective synergistic therapeutic outcomes and improving drug delivery as a whole. As Guest Editor, I cordially invite contributions in form of original research articles or reviews on this exciting research field.
Dr. Ana Grenha
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- multifunctional carriers
- stimuli-responsive carriers
- targeting ability
- multiple drug delivery